Counterfeit

August 24, 2012 - 10:05am
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Aerospace and defense electronics suppliers in the U.S. are doing a better job of screening out counterfeit components coming mainly from China, and these gains will be reflected in more public cases of flagged parts, according to one electronics contract manufacturer. “You’re going to see incidences going up because we’re findng them,” said Robert Toppel, president of Axiom Electronics of Beaverton, Ore.

June 1, 2012 - 2:00pm
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An investigation by the U.S. Senate Armed Services Committee found “overwhelming evidence” that counterfeit electronic parts, mostly from China, are making their way into critical systems used in U.S. military aircraft and other weapons systems. The committee faulted both the Department of Defense (DOD) and contractors for either failing to detect, adequately test or report bogus parts.

April 8, 2009 - 10:15am

Counterfeiting remains a serious problem in the aerospace industry. “About 2 percent of the 26 million parts installed on aircraft worldwide are counterfeit; that’s roughly half a million parts ranging from hardware to advanced electronics equipment,” said Ben Jun, vice president of technology for Cryptography Research of San Francisco.

September 30, 2008 - 7:35am

The Aerospace Industries Association (AIA) has launched a counterfeit parts “integrated project team” to create standards for government and industry to reduce the risk of introducing counterfeit parts into the aviation system and “engage” the government to discuss enforcement policies to help prevent counterfeit parts distribution. This does not apply to FAA-approved PMA parts, even those not sanctioned by OEMs.

August 27, 2008 - 11:20am

The Aerospace Industries Association (AIA) has launched a counterfeit parts “integrated project team” to create standards for government and industry to reduce the risk of introducing counterfeit parts into the aviation system and “engage” the government to discuss enforcement policies to help prevent counterfeit parts distribution.

February 18, 2008 - 2:08pm

Yonkers, N.Y.-based Crestwood Technology Group (CTG) has intoduced a so-called Authent-Assure program to ensure that military, defense and aerospace contractors receive genuine parts and equipment in response to a marketplace that has become “flooded with counterfeit parts.”

 
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